kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Wow, I never thought someone would put something this dark in a can! To my benefit, thankfully, they do! Dark, black, with very little thin head which is tan. Roasty, chocolate, caramel and raisiny dark fruit aromas waft abound in my snifter. Dusty and freshly cracked malt aromas as well. Also some bready and chocolate ice cream malt notes. A slight bit of acidity from the dark malts also penetrates the nose. The flavor is much the same, with chocolate and roast dominating. The overall balance is just slightly to sweet up front, but bitter and roasty flavored in the finish and aftertaste. A very light herbal hop presence in the finish and aftertaste. Fuller bodied, low level of CO2, smooth, but not quite velvety; good just the same! A very outstanding beer! Of the beers I’ve had from this brewery, I cannot complain about single one of them! Every time I have one, I become a bigger fan of canned beers and this brewery!!!!! bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Tasted alongside Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout in Houston, blew it straight out of the water! 4-pack came at a premium price from Spec’s on Smith, but it appears to be worth it for such a great brew.
Gordon from OB had already taken over my "best beer in a can" distinction this summer, but Ten Fidy will surely bump it. A big, rocky milk chocolate head caps this motor oil black liquid. Aroma is a bit boozy, but also suggests a ton of malt. The hoppy IBUs aren’t quite as hidden as the description would leave you to believe, but you would NEVER guess it clocked in at NINETY-EIGHT!
Incredibly thick yet creamy mouthfeel really does remind you of a malted milk ball. Not a beer for the faint of heart, but incredibly solid -- especially for a canned beer! ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
12 oz can. Pours pitch black with a cola colored head that is large but goes away quick. Aroma is quite amazing. Chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Taste, for a canned beer is extraordinary. Almost bourbon-esque. What a surprise, TheGuy (920) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2009
12 Oz. can thanks to beerman6686 and a DLD 2009 trade pours black thick in body and a thick brown head that also has a great clinging lace,aromas are of massive roasted malts,hops,molasses,coffee, taste of the same with hints of chocolate avery smooth creamy mouth feel and near perfect balence I’m very impreesed with this and IMO this is better than some highly acclaimed forum RIS"s and I don’t even have to go on a long fact gathering trip badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Can to pint glass. Spare head with spare lacing. Muddy dark body and a black color. Awesome! Molasses & caramel & chocolate maltiness, and light hops. Full body, and thick texture. Flat carbonation. Excellent.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pitch black with a lacy beige head. Aroma- oats, toasted malts, acetone? Taste- dusty, big malts, sweet at first, then mellows. Oats, roasted malt, slightly smoky. Finishes quick. Mild for such high ABV. 6ROW (473) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2009
ink black pour with a very small one finger dense brown head. aroma of dark roasted malt, well balanced taste on the sweet side. this one will sneek up on you!!!! Beer5000 (6872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 12 oz can @ Patricks. Black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorices and hops. Very smooth and balanced, alcohol is dangerous well hidden. Very enjoyable. Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Can Pours a nice black with a tan-brownish head. The head has average staying power and laces real well. Has a good aroma of coffee, smokey roast, chocolate, nuts, molasses, and some dark fruits. Has a light carbonation. The flavor is good with plenty of sweetness and blended well. The alcohol is well hidden. Has a slick texture. A full body. The finish is good with a nice touch of bitterness. A good aftertaste. I wait a while to get my hands on this and it didn’t dissapoint a very good beer even from a can. explodingmonk (2) - USA - DEC 22, 2009 does not count
Almost coffee like in appearance. Smell of alcohol and light licorice are prominent. This is a strong beer, in flavor and alcohol content. I didn’t drink it with food but I would think that it would overpower nearly everything.